An American airman landed at Rapa Nui in April of 1967. Lt. Colonel Reed C. Mulkey, Commander of the 55th Aerospace Rescue and Recover Squadron at Kindley AFB, Bermuda, was impressed by what he saw and wrote the following letter to his family. Our thanks to Reed for sharing this peek into life on Rapa Nui, thirty years ago.
"A Look Back: Easter Island in 1967,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 11
, Article 10.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol11/iss3/10